Spiritual Life in Middle School

Students during a bible study in the Chapel at St. Croix LutheranAs a Christian school, SCL takes great care in providing a faith-based education that is Christ-centered. The middle school years are a time of incredible growth, and students are sometimes challenged with new ideas and experiences. SCL provides a supportive community where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically.

Biblical scripture with an emphasis on the teachings of Christ is at the center of the SCL learning experience. The first period of each day begins with a reflection on God’s Word, and all students are enrolled in a Bible class as part of their daily schedule. Additionally, three times per week, students attend a 15-minute chapel service with the entire student body in SCL’s beautifully appointed space. This time away from the classroom provides an opportunity for reflection, observation, and worship.

A Closer Look at Bible Class

Bible Class 1 - Old Testament – Creation through Return to the Promised Land

This course covers many of the major writings of Moses, starting with creation through the book of Exodus. The need for and the promise of a Savior is the primary focus as we study God’s people from generation to generation.

Bible Class 2 - Biblical Knowledge

This course is designed to communicate God’s master plan of salvation. In addition to learning God’s great exchange, students will cover common world questions and perceptions of the Christian faith.

Bible Class 3 - New Testament – The Promise is Fulfilled and Message Shared

This course reviews the birth of the Savior and follows the life of Christ as told in the Gospels. In this course, students will look at the Christ-like examples for their own lives. The books of Luke and Acts provide a framework for this course.

" Excellent school offering so many opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, all in a very caring, Christian environment. My daughter and son both went on to Big 10 schools and were prepared academically and socially. "
- Kris M., SCL Parent